Two Atlantic disturbances have a high chance of forming into a tropical depression or storm
Happy hump day, Southwest Florida!
High temperatures will be slightly cooler in comparison to Monday and Tuesday. Winds will primarily be out of the south as strong as 15 mph.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form around lunchtime and persist into the early overnight hours. Our inland zones will have the highest chance of seeing those storms.
Rain chances will be scattered into the weekend.
We have one named storm and three tropical disturbances in the Atlantic at the moment.
Nicholas is now a tropical depression. The system is still bringing heavy rainfall to the coastlines of Louisiana and Texas.
Off the coast of Africa, we are tracking a disturbance with a high (90%) chance of forming over the next five days. This will likely become Tropical Storm Odette later this week. Model guidance is suggesting that this will initially track westward across the Atlantic. This will only be something to keep tabs on for now as it is over 3,000 miles away from Florida.
Once the previous disturbance moves farther to the west, the area it leaves behind will still be somewhat favorable for tropical development. As of now, there is only a low (20%) chance of cyclone formation in this region within the next five days.
Our disturbance east of the Bahamas has been upgraded to having a high (70%) chance of forming over the next five days. This will have no impact on Southwest Florida. Coastal states to our north will need to watch this system for potential impacts later this week.
The next three names on our 2021 storm naming list are Odette, Peter and Rose.